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English reading and writing resources at primary level
Coastal Poetry to inspire and support Greater Depth Writing  at KS2 High Level Punctuation
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Coastal Poetry to inspire and support Greater Depth Writing at KS2 High Level Punctuation

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A powerpoint that features 3 poems to inspire high level Poetry (theme: Coast) Links to Geography- coastal study. Key questions given to analyse a poem. Provides reading phase: opportunity to look in depth how poets: -Manipulate grammatical structures for deliberate effect -Use precise noun and verb choices to create atmosphere -Use High Level punctuation at the KS2 Greater Depth Standard for deliberate effect (Hyphens, dashes, commas to separate clauses and semi colon.) Children can use the language choices to create own poetry.
British History Queens/Monarchs  KS1 Research Activity based on NEW History National Curriculum
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British History Queens/Monarchs KS1 Research Activity based on NEW History National Curriculum

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Engaging Activity and recording sheets to learn about and compare the lives of 3 British Monarchs: Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria. Resources include: *A3 recording format with structured questions and space for responses *Key information facts for each Queen to use for Hot Seating Covers the NEW National curriculum strand for Primary History: *studying the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. * comparing aspects of life in different periods for example, Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria. Activity: children work in teams of 3- each take on the role of either: Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I or Elizabeth II. Using the relevant key facts card- ask each other 5 key questions (on recording format) and record responses from each other (structured hot seating) Research key events of the time for each monach and record on format.
Quality Ks1 Writing NEW  KPIs  Viewpoint letter writing on  'The Pirates Next Door'  Jonny Duddle
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Quality Ks1 Writing NEW KPIs Viewpoint letter writing on 'The Pirates Next Door' Jonny Duddle

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A Short KS1 Writing unit based on the popular children’s picture book: The Pirates Next Door. The unit inspires quality, structured writing that meets the new KS1 writing KPis at Expected and Greater Depth Level The unit covers: Reading phase: inferring a character’s thoughts and actions Writing with a clear purpose and viewpoint Organising related ideas into sections and paragraphs short openings and endings past tense regular and irregular verbs using capital letters for proper nouns I started this unit with drama - getting into the role of the villagers and focusing on their viewpoint. How were they feeling when the Pirates arrived in town? Why were most villagers angry? What did they think? say? Then they completed the reading inference speech bubbles for 2 different character viewpoints. (see example) Then I held a council meeting for the residents of ‘Dull-On-Sea’ and the children were given a format to record the ‘notes of the meeting’ From the notes- they used a structured letter template to create a letter to the council complaining about the Pirates’ arrival. This was highly successful and created fantastic letters with clear viewpoints. The pack includes: 1x character though bubble recording sheet 1x example speech bubbles inferring a character viewpoint 1x template for council notes recording sheet 1x letter to council template/structured support sheet 1x word mat containing regular past tense verbs and character names from the book to support spelling. Powepoint for guided group work- exploring which phrases are preferable for persuassive writing. utube videolink for the audio book (free link via utube)
Information Page writing on Bird Migration to meet KS1 and lower KS2 New Writing Curriculum KPIs
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Information Page writing on Bird Migration to meet KS1 and lower KS2 New Writing Curriculum KPIs

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A short unit of writing inspired by an image from the Christmas Narrative 'Coming Home' by Michael Morpurgo (This years Waitrose Advert) featuring a Robin which migrates in search of food but faces dangers along the way. The unit of work uses the image to inspire children to learn about the migration of two species of migrating bird over the Winter period in Great Britain and understand their amazing journeys. Once the children have learnt about migration and facts about each bird, they can take notes and create an information page about their chosen bird. The resource pack includes: -a short powerpoint for the teaching unit (staring with an image of migrating birds from the book) -Facts sheet to cut up and give to children to read and present to others around the class (JIGSAW) (mixture of compound sentences and complex using cordinating and, or, but subordinating conjunctions when because that if ) -student note taking sheets for both species of bird 2 student templates for an information page about chosen Migrating bird I have trialled this with my own class and it has produced high quality information writing (a majority of which is at Greater Depth level) and the children were very interested about bird migration. Writing KPIs Cover: Subordinating and Cordinationg conjunctions Writing Statements Writing Questions Writing a range of sentence types Selecting relevant content Possible futher tasks: create bird seed balls (following and writing instructions) to provide food for the migrating birds over the winter)
KS1 Narrative Story  Writing resources for  'Journey' by Aaron Becker New Curriculum KPIs for Year 2
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KS1 Narrative Story Writing resources for 'Journey' by Aaron Becker New Curriculum KPIs for Year 2

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Resources to support Quality Narrative Writing based around the Picture Book and short video clip of ‘Journey’ By Aaron Becker All resources designed to support the NEW reading and writing standards for the end of KS1. Includes: *inferring a character’s thoughts and feelings *expanded noun phrases *regular and irregular past tense verbs *selecting appropriate vocabulary to describe setting and characters *organising writing into sections/paragraphs *exclamation sentence writing *suffix -ment endings Pack includes: Speaking and listening phase: Character speech bubbles to describe character thoughts example speech bubble of character thoughts to use as a model text A3 Graphic Organiser planner to plan a narrative story of a section of the book (entering a castle) EXAMPLE NARRATIVE OPENING WITH KEY FEATURES to use as a model Word bank of regular and irregular verbs to support writing suffix: ment word list to support greater depth writers.
Travel Guide Writing based on NEW Geography curriculum N/S USA study -NEW KPIs Writing Standards
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Travel Guide Writing based on NEW Geography curriculum N/S USA study -NEW KPIs Writing Standards

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Travel Guide Writing Modelled on The Popular destination of Florida- Why Visit? Includes key elements of the NEW Geography KS2 Curriculum: Climate , North America Study, Location, Physical and Human Features and Key landmarks. 1 x written modelled guide based on Florida- Why Visit? 1x Student planner to research own state and provides Key Questions to direct the search and structure own guide. (modelled on teacher example) Writing covers the NEW English KPIs and aimed at higher end of expected standard/ Greater Depth. Features include: Parenthesis- Hyphens, commas, dashes and colons Subordinating Conjunctions Fronted Adverbials Balance of Pronouns for Cohesion Noun phrases
'The Mock Turtle Song/Poem' By Lewis Carroll  Modal verbs teaching based on NEW KS2 Standards 2016
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'The Mock Turtle Song/Poem' By Lewis Carroll Modal verbs teaching based on NEW KS2 Standards 2016

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A Whole Class Powerpoint introducing the classic Poem 'The Mock Turtle' by Lewis Carroll that features in Alice in Wonderland novel. The lesson (presented in Powerpoint ) focuses of the students reading aloud the poem and discussing/learning the effects of modal verbs in fiction writing. (Requirement elements for NEW end of KS2 Writing Assessments) Students are able to interrogate the text, understand and comment on how modal verbs are used for effect in quality writing. Key Questions on each slide are provided. This can lead onto the children choosing 2 different animals and writing their own version- adopting the same structure or writing a sequel to the poem applying Modal verbs.